Okay. So today is Green Monday. What is it, you ask? The Victor crew wanted to find out too so this is what we found out. It is another online retail shopping day similar to Cyber Monday. It was first coined by eBay to describe their best sales day in December, usually the second Monday of December. Specifically, it’s the last Monday with at least 10 days before Christmas. In 2009, there was $854 million spent online. In 2014, it reached a record $1.6 billion. It is still lower than 2014’s Cyber Monday which topped out at $2.68 billion.
Since we are on the Wikipedia site, we noticed for a while they have been pushing for donations. They are willing to take even just $3. They say if everyone reading it “right now” would donate $3, they would make their goal in within an hour.
Are you a Christmas geek? The Victor crew love all types of technology and there is so much tech to be added to Christmas. You can also catch more technology applied to Christmas decorations with The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC tv.
If you watched Shark Tank last week, you would have seen the latest technology, albeit pricey, for your Christmas tree. These lights will fit any 6-8 foot Christmas tree. They come with over 100 effects. The controller knows the position of each light and you can also control with their app. They say the way they are designed will even prevent tangling.
Each light (called GlowBalls) lights up 360 degrees of the bulb and have two full spectrum LEDs.
Life expectancy of 50,000+ hours.
Energy efficient with only 15-45 watts of power for the starter pack. (Regular minilights consume 120 watts for 100 lights.)
Takes about 10 minutes to put on tree.
Check out their website to see all the features and effects.
Here’s a preview of where they hope to be next year:
Here are some ideas:
CNet has a holiday gift guide with loads of ideas for the techies in your life.
CNet also has a list of cheaper last minute gifts.
If you go more for the off-beat, Newsday has some suggestions.
Huffington Post has some last-minute suggestions as well.
Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.
~ Jody Victor and staff